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FDA Approves New Use For Avastin In Colon Cancer Treatment

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Jan 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the use of Roche's Avastin for patients whose colorectal cancer has w...

Donna's Cancer Story: Chemo 2.0

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

After a checkup to ensure Donna's brain wasn't swelling from the drugs, our oncologist asked her, "How is it that you are as sweet as you are?" Donna considered that question a moment, turned to look at me, and responded: "Because I love my Mommy and Daddy so much."

Avastin Delays Ovarian Cancer Progression In Trial

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Deena Beasley CHICAGO, June 2 (Reuters) - Adding cancer drug Avastin to standard chemotherapy doubled the length of time a certain ...

FDA Warns Of More Fake Avastin

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors that a second counterfeit version of the best-selling cancer drug Avastin has b...

System To Catch Fake Drugs Has Idled For Years

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The news this week that a fake version of the cancer medicine Avastin has made its way into the United States highlights a longtime...

Avastin Manufacturer Warns Of Counterfeit Cancer Drug

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The maker of the widely prescribed cancer drug Avastin is warning doctors and patients about counterfeit vials of the product that ...

Avastin -- Back in the News

Susan M. Love | Posted 04.01.2012 | Health News
Susan M. Love

If we can figure out who should get Avastin, when and for how long, we may find it has a place in breast cancer. But until we answer those questions, we should not be giving it to everybody because we hope it will help someone.

Avastin May Help Colorectal Cancer Patients Live Longer, Study Shows

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living

* Avastin extends survival as second round treatment- study * Boost after previous setbacks ZURICH, Jan 26 (Reuters) - P...

Emotions Run High When it Comes to Breast Cancer

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Whatever you call them, we are obsessed with breasts. And it is not just men; many women are obsessed too, about their shape, their firmness and their size. For many, we let our breasts define us.

'It's Tough Enough To Have The Uncertainty of life and death'

AP | MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 12.11.2011 | San Francisco

Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the past 2½ years, Terry Kalley's wife has battled breast cancer with Avastin, the wo...

Why It Makes Sense To Keep Avastin Available For Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

The reason I believe Avastin should be available for breast cancer treatment is that it helps a fraction of women, albeit a small one, to live active, enjoyable lives.

Medicare Will Pay For Avastin, Despite FDA Decision

Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living

Medicare will continue coverage of Roche Holdings' drug Avastin for breast cancer regardless of what U.S. health regulators decide about the medic...

UPDATE: FDA Votes Down Avastin For Breast Cancer

Posted 08.28.2011 | Healthy Living

UPDATE: A Food and Drug Administration panel voted today to revoke Avastin's approval for treatment of breast cancer. The panel voted 6-0 to r...

FDA Decision Could End Avastin's Role As Breast Cancer Drug

AP | By MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 08.27.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- The best-selling cancer drug in the world comes under federal scrutiny once again this week, as drugmaker Roche makes a last-ditch effor...

Bestselling Drug Found To Be Ineffective For Treating Breast Cancer

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Federal health authorities recommended Thursday that the blockbuster drug Avastin no longer be used to treat breast cancer, saying ...

FDA Says Breast Cancer Drug Did Not Extend Lives

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Follow-up studies of a Roche breast cancer drug showed that it failed to extend the lives of patients, federal health scientists sa...

House Health Care Bill: A Death Sentence For My Fellow Breast Cancer Survivors

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Pelosi made a choice about the lifesaving biologic drugs I took when I was in chemotherapy that will cost many fellow breast cancer survivors everything they own, and quite possibly their lives.

Widow Stuck With Bill After Insurer Approved Husband's Treatment

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. Fanny Gonzalez's husband ...

FDA Clears Avastin for Breast Cancer

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A Genentech drug received federal approval on Friday to treat breast cancer, a surprise decision that could represent a shift in st...